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ABOUT

Formerly known as Decomposition Magazine, decomP (ISSN: 1947-0436) is a monthly, online, literary magazine that was founded in April 2004 by Mike Smith. That fall, Jason Jordan joined the magazine as a book reviewer, and he eventually began reading submissions. In December 2007, Smith stepped down from his position and handed the reins to Jordan, who has been the Editor-in-Chief since. decomP publishes prose, poetry, art, and book reviews, ranging from traditional realism to experimental irrealism, memoir to journalistic nonfiction, formal poetry to free verse, and anything and everything in between as long as it’s good writing. Work in decomP has been recognized by Lake Forest College’s The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, the Micro Award, Queen’s Ferry’s The Best Small Fictions, storySouth’s Million Writers Award, Sundress’s Best of the Net, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. To view the magazine in its intended format, use Google Chrome on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. You can reach the editors via e-mail at decomp.magazine@gmail.com.


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Editor-in-Chief Jason Jordan is a Ph.D. candidate in Fiction at Ohio University. Recently he signed a multi-book deal with Keyhole Press, and his debut with the press is a chapbook titled Pestilence (2013). His other books are The Dying Horse (Main Street Rag, 2012), Cloud and Other Stories (Six Gallery Press, 2010) and Powering the Devil’s Circus: Redux (Six Gallery Press, 2010). Additionally, he reads fiction for the New Ohio Review.




Art Editor Jason Behrends runs the arts and culture site What to Wear During an Orange Alert, which is home to Orange Alert Press and the Orange Alert Podcast. He is also the editor of the Chicago music site The Deli Chicago and curates music for the lit site This Zine Will Change Your Life. When not consuming virtual culture he is the father of four and an Associate Vice President at a local non-profit.




Prose Editor Kawika Guillermo spends his days traversing around East and Southeast Asia, spending most of his time in Manila, Hong Kong, and Seoul. His fiction runs the gamut from speculative fiction to travel fiction and memoir. His work has appeared in Feminist Studies, Drunken Boat, Tayo, and The Hawai’i Pacific Review. Under the name Christopher B. Patterson, he publishes articles on literature and new media, and is currently conducting a Post-Doc Research Fellowship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.



Poetry Editor Christopher Citro is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015). His recent and upcoming publications include poetry in Best New Poets 2014, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, Subtropics, Third Coast, Salamander, The Pinch, Salt Hill, Witness, Barrow Street, and Verse Daily, and creative nonfiction in Boulevard and Colorado Review. He received his MFA in poetry from Indiana University and lives in Syracuse, New York. Find him at christophercitro.com.





Assistant Poetry Editor Steve Castro is an MFA candidate in creative writing at The American University in Washington, D.C. His work is forthcoming or has been published in Latino/a Rising: An Anthology of U.S. Latino/a Speculative Fiction, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Broken Plate, Toad Suck Review, Verse Daily: Web Weekly Features, Spork Press, Penduline, Hobart (print), apt, Paper Darts, etc.





Staff Book Reviewer Spencer Dew is the author of the novel Here Is How It Happens (Ampersand Books, 2013), the short story collection Songs of Insurgency (Vagabond Press, 2008), the chapbook Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (Another New Calligraphy, 2010), and the critical study Learning for Revolution: The Work of Kathy Acker (San Diego State University Press, 2011). His Web site is spencerdew.com.




Former Staff

Margaret Patton Chapman (prose editor), Brad Green (prose editor), Jac Jemc (poetry editor), Jessica Maybury (book reviewer), Nick Ostdick (book reviewer), Misti Rainwater-Lites (poetry editor), Mike Smith (founding editor), Jared Ward (prose editor)